- Posted by Task Construction
- On July 7, 2015
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- Kansas City, storms, tornado, weather
Severe weather hits the KC Metro last night
The severe weather in Kansas City last night had many homeowners hiding in their basements and fearing for their lives as tornadoes spiraled to the ground. I for one was out driving around in my car and could barely see outside of my windshield in the severe weather. We don’t often think about how these damaging winds and torrential rains can effect our homes, more specifically our roofs. Your roofs are highly affected by severe weather.
Many homeowners don’t ever notice what is on top of their homes until it is too late and there is water leaking inside destroying their new carpet, or hardwood flooring and damaging the drywall.
Believe it or not, hard winds can blow the granules on shingles away, exposing your roof to water damage. The damaging weather more specifically wind has even been known to rip shingles off – and you can imagine the damage that size opening in your roof can cause. Always replace or repair shingles immediately, before the job becomes much bigger and much more expensive.
Most homes have a 3-tab roof on them, it is the most common type of roofing system. A strong wind or tornado can tear off shingles, which renders your roof ineffective at repelling water. A 3-tab roof that has been damaged by hail, wind, or a severe storm loses its ability to effectively protect the structure underneath. Long-term exposure to the elements on a damaged roof can lead to wood rot and structural compromise, and can lead to your roof caving in.
Storm damage may go unnoticed until it reaches the point of these homes when the weather can compromise your roof.
If you feel like the storms and severe weather in Kansas City last night may have effected your home or more specifically your roof call Task for a FREE inspection 855-HEY-TASK. We can be found online at task.construction.